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Name: Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light  

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Also known as: Keweenaw Waterway Light

Also known as: Portage River Lower Entrance Light

Nearest Town or City:
Jacobsville, Michigan, United States

Location: Entrance to Portage River, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse is at the entrance to the Portage Ship Canal, on the east pier.

Tower Height: 31

Height of Focal Plane: 68

Description of Tower: White octagonal tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: 1920

Date Automated: 1973

Current Use: Active aid to navigation

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From M 26, follow Jacobsville Road and continue as it becomes Bootjack Road. At a fork in the road bear left on Dreamland Road. Continue for about 10 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto a gravel road. Follow to a parking area near the pier. Keweenaw Excursions offers cruises that pass this lighthouse; see or call 906-482-0884, or email


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